SCU draws in new students from across Australia and the world

THE latest batch of students at Southern Cross University got into the groove to their new life of studying with music, drink and food.

Investigation launched into Coffs city centre confrontation

CENTRE TROUBLE: Police were called to a confrontation on Harbour Dr in Coffs Harbour's city centre on Wednesday, February 22.

Teenagers were shouting and kicked a police car

Coffs residents one of the most financially trustworthy

MONEY MONEY MONEY: The town has been named as one of NSW's financially savviest suburbs, with local residents holding one of the highest average credit scores of 768.

New data reveals town is one of most financially savviest suburbs

Can you lend a hand?

Giving back by paying it forward

Medicinal cannabis given the green light

GREEN LIGHT: The Federal Government has granted sales of medicinal cannabis.

Faster and easier access to medical cannabis granted

Heeney bullish with full pre-season under his belt

Isaac Heeney and Josh Kennedy Sydney Swans training at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium. 22 February 2017 Photo: Trevor Veale/Coffs Coast Advocate

Summer slog has young Swan ready for a regular spot in the midfield.

Award win for local real estate agents

WINNERS: The Nolan Partners team accept the Regional Boutique Agency of the Year at the Australasian Real Estate Results Awards.

Local agents win sales awards

Hot field attracted to bcu Coffs Tri

WINNING GRINS: The 2016 bcu Coffs Tri top placegetters Ryan Constance (third), Lindsey Wall (winner) and Daniel Stein (second).

Entries for the bcu Coffs Tri close at 5pm this Sunday.

Marlins are making a splash

The SCU Marlins have announced their coaching line-up for 2017 with wayne Vignes (left) taking charge of the first grade team.

SCU Marlins announce new coaching team for upcoming MNC Rugby season

Employees to claim super tax deductions?

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Super tax deduction offered to employees in July

Hands-on course starts for apprentice chefs

ETC has started up its Yes Chef program for aspiring apprentices.

Do you know someone interested in a career in the kitchen

Broke by the sea: Coffs leads the way in bankruptcies

BROKE CITY: Coffs Harbour recorded the highest number of business related personal bankruptcies outside of Sydney in the last business quarter.

Coffs records the most regional NSW business related bankruptcies

Growth in property prices

MARKET ANALYSIS: Capital growth has increased for property owners over the past two years.

What this means to us locals

Raffle the difference in finding Chamber's golf day winners

SOLID DRIVE: Grant Skinner and the team from the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club on their way to winning the Chamber of Commerce Perpetual Trophy at Bonville Golf Resort.

The Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce golf day has been run and won.

It's official: Petrol price rip-off worst in years

Australia is facing some of its highest petrol prices.

Brisbane retail prices the highest of the large five cities

Mazda recalls yet another vehicle...

The Mazda BT-50, sold between October 21, 2011, and December 3, 2012, are being recalled.

The Mazda BT-50 has now been recalled.

Mobile World Congress: What can we expect this year?

Rising smartphone maker Oppo has teased announcement of new camera

Nikon KeyMission review: Shooting 360 no walk in park

Nikon KeyMission 170 - the easiest of the range to use.

The biggest problem initially is keeping yourself out of the shot

One Nation leader hits cafe after Pauline Hanson fans attack

One Nation Qld leader Steve Dickson and Nicklin candidate Steven Ford visit Endless Time cafe.

Pauline Hanson's Qld leader meets with cafe after weekend of abuse

Pauline Hanson supporters attack innocent cafe owner

UNHAPPY: Paul Smart from the Endless Time Cafe in Nambour has been copping online abuse after the One Nation press conference was asked to move away by C-Square management.

'You guys can all go to hell': Coast cafe grilled after Hanson visit

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Motorist claims RMS is revenue raising off vehicle defects, Minister honours Darwn defenders and claims drug overdoses are putting medical patients at risk.

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Cartoon about public housing.

Readers discuss police pursuits and public housing restructure

COMMENT: Face it! Some men will always beat their wife

Domestic violence and assault is one are of law which the Murwillumbah Local Court deals with.

NO AMOUNT of legislation, no matter how sincere, will stop r

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, February 15

Retirement in wellness or illness

Toast to good health in retirement.

Words of wisdom ahead of your retirement

Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s views on Islam are misguided

Brisbane Muslim writer Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Islam discriminates against women in so many ways.

Pauline Hanson hits back at Labor 'lies' on One Nation

Pauline Hanson says Labor spreading lies about One Nation.

Who is Murray Watt? Because that’s the first thing I asked?

NABBED: ninja stars, credit card knives, machetes in Lismore

WATCH video of Detective Acting Inspector Bernadette Ingram explaining the bust that came after customs intercepted weapons.

Couple lucky to be alive after Yamba boat crash

SURVIVORS: Ron and Carol Clark are recovering after their boat was shipwrecked off Lover's Point at Yamba.

"(The waves) just picked the boat up like it was a toy"

Byron woman should be jailed for eight years: Prosecutors

Australian Sara Connor and her British boyfriend David Taylor  (AAP Image/Johannes Christo)

Prosecutors stopped well short of recommending the maximum 12 years

Man to answer charges of murdering son

Christopher John Gibson, appeared at Lismore Local Court charged with the murder of his son at North Lismore last year.

Accused to appear before court via video link from prison

Another victory in our on-going ice battle

DRUG BUST: Detective Acting Inspector Bernadette Ingram provided details into an ice bust in Woodburn during a press conference.

More arrests a possibility as investigations continue

Pacific Hwy fully reopens after truck inferno

Emergency services cleaning up the remains of a truck fire that erupted on the Pacific Hwy northbound near Watsons Ln. February 20, 2017.

Pacific Highway fully reopen after truck fire

Rescue of woman from rock pool sparks warning

A woman was rescued from near the Sawtell rock pool on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Rescue off the rocks prompts a public warning.

New technology reduces power bill by 92% but there's a catch

Nick Pfitzner standing alongside his home solar system

New technology saves Sydney family thousands on their power bill

Dick Smith blames housing price hike on immigration

(DON'T USE) Wealthy businessman Dick Smith has blamed the housing price spike on "ridiculous immigration during an appearance on Sky News.

Smith causes controversy by linking immigration to housing prices

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Want free stuff from Aldi? Here's how

Aldi is looking for product samplers.

FINALLY, the wait is over.

Family of murdered mum vow to find her killer

 Karen Ristevski

Chilling case has left police with more questions than answers

Desperate plea: 'Help me save my family'

James Nien has started a GoFundMe to raise money to bring his wife Chudier and daughter Nyanok to live with him in Australia.

The political siltation in South Sudan is 'dire'

Aussie model in ice rescue drama

Ethan Turnbull, 24,

Ethan Turnbull rescued a group of teens from icy waters in New York

Pilot in Essendon DFO crash had previous incident

Shocking dashcam footage shows moment plane went down

Scout leader had more than 10,000 child porn files

Leader Brock Dittman .

Online predator had library of 10,000 child sex images

Shooting scare clears Texas hospital

Police respond to reports of an active shooter at hospital in Houston Texas. Picture: Twitter

But no evidence of a shooter — or a shooting — has been found.

Trump's unveils wider illegal immigrants crackdown

Target includes those convicted or suspected of any crime

‘This is him telling me, he’s not going to make it’

Drake's mother knows people will question her decision to share the powerful picture of her 10-year-old son in a nappy. Picture: Facebook

The image that is breaking hearts and changing minds

Man became a quadriplegic after swallowing a chicken bone

Shane became a quadriplegic after he swallowed a chicken bone one night.

They said: ‘He’s not going to make it through the night’

The family dog that nearly died from ice overdose

Stewart Morrison with his dog, Nellie, who nearly died from a drug overdose.

Sunshine Coast vet warns drugs new threat for pets

French waitress shows Aussies how to wrangle a goanna

The Australian native was no match for the brave waitress.

French waitress was taking no guff from an invading goanna

Fish measure up for bub after family reels 'em in

Kullen Fuchs measuring his family's catch.

Family of fisherman lands nannygai gold

CAUGHT: Naked men, clothed women cool off in other's pools

Three men were spotted on CCTV swimming naked in a resident's pool

Three men looking to cool off got their kit off

Syringe falls out of woman's bra

There are better things that can be hidden in a bra.

A car driving with no number plates has revealed more than expected

Bliss N Eso announce tribute show for stuntman

AUSSIE hip hop outfit Bliss N Eso have announced they will play a tribute show for the stuntman killed during the filming of their music video.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trainspotting sequel as good as original

Ewen Bremner in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

Director Danny Boyle proves sequels can be done well.

How Karl Stefanovic's wife, kids found out about girlfriend

Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough after their day on Sydney Harbour. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Pictures splashed across tabloid were shock to family

WATCH: Toowoomba opera hopeful's incredible voice

Kaitlyn Orange attends Opera Queensland auditions at Empire Theatres for Opera at Jimbour, Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Opera hopefuls vie for parts in performance at Jimbour House

Playing that right brand of music

Multiple Golden Guitar winner Adam Brand is headed to the Moonee Beach Tavern on Friday, march 3.

Adam Brand is headed back to the Coffs Coast

MKR turns spiteful in suddendeath elimination

Alyse and Matt battled Josh and Amy in a spiteful elimination cook-off.

Bottom of the ladder faces off in spiteful sudden-death cook-off.

Jilted Married At First Sight groom rejected again

Is Married at First Sight groom's second chance over already?